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5 Quick Brower Tips

5 Quick Brower Tips

1.       Take advantage of tabbed browsing – While reading any web page if you come across a link you may be interested in open that link in a new tab so it can be viewed later. A new tab can be opened by holding down the Ctrl […]

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Making the Most of HST While it’s Here

Making the Most of HST While it’s Here

On April 1st, 2013, small business owners across the province will face a big change as the HST system will be reverted back to PST/GST. The loss of the HST system will be felt by many businesses across BC; however there is also a tax planning opportunity […]

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Choosing a strong password

Choosing a strong password

  Password regulations on some sites are getting better these days – requesting more complex passwords in order to ensure confidentiality. So what constitutes a strong password?   A complex password should have the following characteristics: Minimum of 10 characters Minimum of 1 alpha character Minimum of […]

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Maintain Your Favorite Bookmarks – Online

Maintain Your Favorite Bookmarks – Online

  These days, more and more data is being stored in the Cloud which allows you to access to your data from anywhere. The cloud also allows you to synchronize your data across all your devices (computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, etc). You can also maintain and […]

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Virus Phone Scam Alert

Virus Phone Scam Alert

Last year about this time, we had clients coming in for service for their PCs and also calling us about phone calls they had received from a representative claiming to be with a company from a recognized brand such as Microsoft that offered to repair their PC […]

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How to Google Effectively

How to Google Effectively

Do you find yourself wading through pages and pages of results when you do a Google search? There are a number of ways to make your search more efficient and find exactly what you’re looking for quickly. 1. Either/OR Google normally searches for pages that contain all […]

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5 Tips to Reduce Technology Costs

5 Tips to Reduce Technology Costs

In the day to day demands of managing your company’s network there can be challenges in keeping servers and workstations operating flawlessly and controlling ongoing costs. These challenges are complicated by the demands from the business to support more devices, more crossover technologies and to keep costs […]

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Windows Key Shortcuts

If you like to use keyboard shortcuts, you may be interested in the shortcuts that the Windows key (winkey) delivers. This key allows a user to perform commonly performed tasks using the Windows key in combination with another key. Your PC must be running a Microsoft Windows […]

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Tips and Tricks – How to Password Protect a Document

Tips and Tricks – How to Password Protect a Document

There are two ways that you can apply passwords to protect a document. Passwords can be applied to protect your document so that unauthorized people cannot view and/or modify your document. 1 – Applying a password to open the document. This will prompt the user to enter […]

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Tips and Tricks – How are File Sizes Measured?

How are File Sizes Measured? A bit (short for “binary digit”) is the smallest possible unit of information on a PC. A single bit can hold only one of two values: 0 or 1. A byte (short for “binary term”) is a unit of storage capable of […]

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